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Chesapeake Energy Engineer Reviews

Updated May 11, 2019

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Chesapeake Energy President, Chief Executive Officer and Director Robert D. Lawler
Robert D. Lawler
7 Ratings
  1. "Production Engineering Technician"

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    Current Employee - Production Engineering Technician in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chesapeake Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great coworkers, great benefits, great pay and a beautiful campus!

    Cons

    Difficulty in switching positions.

    Chesapeake Energy2019-05-12
  2. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Offered plenty of chance for advancement and outside the box thinking. in the past.

    Cons

    Poorly run company with leadership decisions driven by HR now. Doug Lawler is a great manager but lacks the ability to make dynamic strategic decisions that an Commodities based company needs.

    Advice to Management

    Focus your leadership more on the human capital that you have and less on HR and EHS.

    Chesapeake Energy2018-03-16
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Chesapeake - There are worse ships to ride to the seafloor"

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    Former Employee - Production Engineer 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits. Incredible campus -some of the positive aspects of Aubrey's legacy remain. The company has far more room for improvement than failure. Great place to pad your resume and try things a responsible company would never approve budget for.

    Cons

    Uninvested Leadership, short-term decision making, management that is more concerned about decisions that position themselves for their next career move than the good of the company and shareholders. The stock performance speaks for itself.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing super swell and I think you could be even more effective if you'd go back to Anadarko and take your "Cult-ure" with you

    Chesapeake Energy2018-02-22
  4. "Great Benefits and Perks"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Sayre, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company Vehicles were for personal use. Great 401K match of 15%. Laid back atmosphere and the company valued its employees.

    Cons

    Company was over staffed with employees. Company got into financials troubles due to over spending. There were many layoffs of personnel required to reduce the over staffing.

    Advice to Management

    Management did a good job re-focusing on core company objectives.

    Chesapeake Energy2017-10-28
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Learning potential is outstanding, but leadership lacks clear direction."

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    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chesapeake Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Given a large amount of responsibility from the beginning, which creates a sense of ownership. At the engineer-level, there is true camaraderie. The company likes rotating technical talent through all the core Petroleum Engineering functions (Production, Reservoir, Completions, Drilling) so the learning potential is outstanding.

    Cons

    Leadership makes decisions based on how they believe that Wall Street will react, rather than on business fundamentals. This leads to continually changing guidance from management, and leaves the engineering teams feeling like they have no direction. As great as the camaraderie among the engineering teams is, the communication between levels is poor. It is not uncommon for engineers to evaluate a project at a manager's request, only for the manager to disregard the team's recommendation and pursue their own solution. As beneficial as the rotational program is, it leads to constantly changing technical teams. Employees are rotated every 12-24 months, which leaves few subject matter experts.

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    Advice to Management

    Provide clear direction for your employees and instill a bottom-up decision making approach, rather than the current top-down strategy. This will empower your employees and make them feel valued.

    Chesapeake Energy2017-10-10
  6. "Engineering Technician II"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Tech II in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    This company offers competitive pay and great benefits. Plenty of opportunities to develop professionally.

    Cons

    Not enough stability / security in terms of stock market value and future growth and development.

    Chesapeake Energy2017-08-09
  7. "Glassdoor makes me review this..."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The benefits really are pretty good. Gym is ridiculous.

    Cons

    Software is not their product.

    Chesapeake Energy2017-06-30
  8. "Great but went downhill"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on different projects

    Cons

    Constantly scared of what will drop from inexperienced management

    Advice to Management

    None - doubt they'd take it or heed any of it.

    Chesapeake Energy2017-04-13
  9. "Engineering Tech I"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Tech I in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chesapeake Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Incredibly generous 401K match and PTO Great health benefits (medical, dental, and vision) Several amenities on campus (restaurants, daycare, gym) Awesome annual bonuses

    Cons

    Middle management (discipline managers) out of touch and lack leadership qualities; just use buzz words and cheerleader methods rather than provide any real guidance

    Advice to Management

    CHK has done a great job to reduce the "boys club" atmosphere by getting rid of overpaid, underworking VPs and upper level employees however there are still a ton of employees who have no idea what they are doing. Especially middle management (BU managers and supervisors) who have very little technical training and/or understanding. Executive VPs need to really look at who is running their BUs and make a change otherwise a lot of incredible, gifted members of the technical staff will walk as soon as the opportunity presents itself. That being said I think the Exec VPs are AWESOME and have saved the company. Thank you Doug!

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    Chesapeake Energy2017-03-21
  10. "Tough Oil & Gas Market out there"

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    Former Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Chesapeake Energy full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay,, great benefits,and good gym

    Cons

    Bad economic outlook.... Also epending on group, can be very cliquey. If you are not from OU, OSU, UT, TAMU, Texas Tech, it can be hard to progress because you do not have their alumni connections.

    Advice to Management

    Cut costs even further

    Chesapeake Energy2015-11-11
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